The Trojan Horse of the Plant Kingdom. Academic Article uri icon


  • The advent of host-induced gene silencing (HIGS) technology for the development of pathogen-resistant cultivars led to the discovery of cross-kingdom RNA interference. In a recent Science paper, Cai etal. (2018) discovered that plant extracellular vesicles act as Trojan horses to deliver small RNAs into fungi to fight infection.

published proceedings

  • Cell Host Microbe

altmetric score

  • 1.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Castillo-Gonzlez, C., & Zhang, X.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Castillo-Gonz├ílez, Claudia||Zhang, Xiuren

publication date

  • January 2018